Monday, December 14, 2009

Oooh sweet... candy giveaway!!

Over at A Load of Old Blogocks! Caz is giving away some stamps to celebrate her 1000th post! Have a looksee, her work is amazing, and I can't wait to get my hands on some of those copics markers!!!

My first entry...

...into an Inkurable Stampers challenge.

The challenge was simply to create something using the colours Pink, Brown and Cream (oh and a stamp) and here's what I did:

I used some letter stamps in texture paste, a butterfly punch and some modpodge, glitter and gems.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I seem to be obsessed...

...with pink lately!

Here's one I did for the Scrap-A-Licous Christmas swap:

It's not a traditional one, but the stamp was from a christmas set!! I like it, more stamping for me in the new year, they're on the top of my christmas wish list!!! :)

More to come next year, stay tuned ♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, December 5, 2009

An idea for...

...a Christmas gift!

We gave these out to my boy's families and kept one set ourselves to start our collection of Christmas goodies! They're all ATC size (coz I couldn't help myself) with different themes on them and photos on the back!

Let me know what you think!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gloriously swapping...

...up a storm!!

Here's one I did a while ago for the YSB October Spooky/Halloween swap that I forgot to take photos of before I sent it:

The following 2 are for a combined swap over at Allcraftz, for the themes Passion and Fear.

This one is for my passion which used to be storywriting, but it seems to have come off second best to ATCs at the moment :)

Here's some detail of the book which I love completely! It's off a site that offers free minatures for dollhouses, but I couldn't resist!

And finally the fear one, that I'm not quite sure about. It's a bit morbid. The idea seemed good, the execution, maybe not so much, hmm....

More to come, stay tuned :) ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec/Jan Inchie swap...

...over at YSB!!

Ok if anyone is interested I'm about to put up the Dec/Jan Inchie Swap at YSB (the forum for us Y Generation-ers), and the theme is:


Anything fruity: lemons, limes, grapes, strawberries, cherries, watermelon, bananas, kiwi fruit, apples, starfruit, pomegranates, passionfruit etc. or even an extension of fruit like: apple pie, fruit salad, fruit basket, jam...

For this swap I'll be setting it over the two months, as they are usually the busiest two months of the year for most people! Therefore they won't be due til the end of January, heaps of time.

Signs ups will close December 12.

Just to show you all how awesome these inchie swaps have been this year, here's a pic of all the inchies I have from the swaps (since August, and except the xmas inchies) this year, I'm hoping to put some sort of artistic masterpiece together maybe, so help me out and come sign up for this fun little swap!!

Thanks everyone who has participated so far, hope to see you all again in more swaps next year!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Got a little behind... my posting, but here goes:

Life has been super hectic, guess it's just that time of year, but I've managed a little creative venting lately!

Warning a few pics ahead

Here's one of a set I made for YSB's November 'First Letter of Your Name'. I really like this one, I used texture paste mixed with acrylic paints to make the colour 'teal' for the background, ran a quick black pigment ink over it and then some crystal glitter paint, I stamped a 'tree' in stazon ink, added some 'turquoise' sequin ribbon down the side, with a 'turquoise' rhinestone and a strip from an old dictionary, each strip is a different word. I kept topsy turvy coz it's my favourite of the words I had :) And lastly a rubon letter 'T'.

Next, this one I made for Scrap Of Your Life's Vintage swap. I used a vintage image, covered in modpodge to make it look a little like water, added some shell pictures with a real one then some rope and bling!

The next two are for a swap at Swap With Me - ATCs. The first was for the fashion theme. I designed the dress, traced individual pieces of it and attached to cardboard, then found different pieces of patterned paper and bits of bling to bring it to life.

This one was a hard one. The theme was Horses and to begin with I drew a bit of a blank, but after looking on the net for images, I found this horse anatomy one that I kind of like, printed it out, added rolled book paper to the sides, lace and ribbon. Cut a taupe flower in half, inked a piece of bookpaper with horse written on it with itty bitty alphas and stuck them to the bottom and added brown pearl bling down the top centre.

And last, but certainly not least, one for the Scrap-A-Licous November Black and White swap. The background for these was actually an accident. I was meant to make it crackle so you could see the white cardstock below, but silly me forgot to seal the surface before painting. The result makes it look a little like velvet in real life, I like it! I also added white glitter to the stamped butterfly which actually has violet lites in it, so it's not quite fully black and white, shhh!

Well, that was a long winded post. There's a few more to come, but I'm still deciding what's going to happen over the Christmas months, coz I'll be moving and heading to my folks' place for a vacation but we'll see!

Stay tuned ♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pretty in...


Here's a couple of very pink projects (swaps) I've been in lately:

Firstly one for the YSB October Girl Inchies swap:

And one I kinda love, made for Sandy's ATC swap at Swap with me, this one for October's 'Woman and Pink' theme (note: I used the same technique for the cameos above and the fancy lady below, mod podge and glitter, gotta love it):

More to come, stay tuned :) ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, November 3, 2009



I won, not much though, it was only a $1 either way bet. $13.20 total!!!

Hehe, such a big spender!!

Swaps galore...

...happening around the place. And I thought I'd list a few here that I'm joining:

YSB November Inchies swap (I'm hosting), theme is CHRISTMAS, sign ups close Nov 10th.

YSB November ATC swap, theme is FIRST LETTER OF YOUR NAME, sounds cool!!

Scrap-A-Licous ATC swap, theme is BLACK AND WHITE, sign ups close Nov 10th.

Swap With Me - ATC's, two themes: 1. HORSES, in light of Melbourne Cup and 2. FASHION, also in light of Melbourne Cup, sign ups close Nov 8th.

Hope to see you girls (and guys??) around in the swaps!!!

♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two posts... one day, gotta be a record for me right?

Oh well, here are the other ATCs I made for my group over at the Allcraftz pick a theme swap:

One for Marnie's theme: COFFEE

One for Sandra D's theme: CHRISTMAS

One for Robyn's theme: ARCHITECTURE

And finally, one for Nova's theme: VINTAGE TIME

More to come soon, stay tuned :) ♥ ♥ ♥

Grunge it..., shred, paint, ink, add metal and go gothic on a favourite dress up/Halloween photo, for your chance to win some sweet little stamps over at Young Scrap Birds for their Spooky Cybercrop. Here's my example:

There are plenty of games and other challenges happening over the weekend, be sure to check it out!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm not giving it away...

...but here's a sneak at my challenge for the upcoming Spooky Cybercrop over at YSB.

Fun and games start on Thursday, be there or be square ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What do you see...

...when you look 'through the window'. So that is my theme for a pick a theme ATC swap over at Allcraftz. And here's what I've done:

Looks better in real life. Now the question is, do I put up the pics of the ones I did for everyone else, or (if you're reading this ladies!) do you want it to be a surprise?? Up to you...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh boy...

...that's the inspiration for this lot:

Created for the YSB boys inchies swap last month:

♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Found this...

...a new ATC swap to assist in easing those aches and pains between the next batch, LOL!!

check it out! First sign up closes tomorrow, but if you can't make it for that, there will be plenty more, I'm sure, so bookmark it!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I've been overproductive...

...making ATCs!!!

Here's a sample of the ones I've done recently:

One for the Allcraftz Wizard of Oz/Yellow 5/5 swap. Not very yellow, but I love it, had this idea brewing in my mind for ages!!!

And another over at Allcraftz, this time for the Christmas 5/5 swap. My first time at vintage, is it right???

And finally one for the Scrap-a-licous Flowers swap:

More to come, stay tuned ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My LO...

...for Rach's sketch in the YSB October sketch challenge.

Get in before the end of October for your chance to win a sweet prize!

Also on at YSB, Del has a Halloween/spooky themed ATC swap going, she's only keeping sign ups up for about a week, so get in quick.

I have an inchies swap as detailed in the post below.

Around the place: there is a flowers ATC swap happening at Scrap-a-licous, only 3 days to go til sign up close, so get there quick!!!

Also Allcraftz has some cool ATC swaps happening, one Wizard of Oz/Yellow and one Christmas...

Hope to see you round in some of them!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sign ups are up...

...for October Inchies Swap over at Young Scrap Birds.

This month's theme is:


Think pretty, pink, sugar and spice and all things nice, ribbon and bows, bunnies and kitties, makeup and fashion etc...

So if you're keen to make and receive some inch x inch gems head over to the forum and put your name down! Sign ups now close October 15th!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Some piccies...

...of a couple of ATC swaps I'm in:

These are the variations for the Scrap-a-licious Cat swap, absolutely loved making these and they were so fast and easy and definitely the most stylish things I've ever made.... so far....

;) Liz, some are heading your way too, hope they're suitable!!!

And these I made using very limited supplies, but I think they've still managed to come up quite alright! These are for the YSB Spring swap that I started while I was interstate for a course and polished off when I got back. Anyone recognise the stamp?? ;)


Off to start planning my next project for Roll2Create Quotes swap, what to do, what to do...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hello internet...

...I think I love you!!

Ok, not as much as my boyfriend LOL! OMG, 2.5 weeks without internet is truly painful, but I guess being without the boy was more painful! Anyhoo, I'm back... with a vengeance?? No, not really, but I'm aching to do some scrapping, and my holidays start on Saturday, a whole week in the bush, with the boy and internet and scrapbooking supplies (if they fit in the car with everything else)!!!!

On the scrapping front, the sign ups for the BOYS inchies is up til Sunday, so get in if you want some goodies. I've managed to make some ATCs for some swaps I'm in, when I get time to take some photos I'll put them up!

Hope everyone's doing well!

♥ ♥ ♥

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Join me... creating some wicked inchies!

Over at Young Scrap Birds I've set up the September Inchies Swap a little early before I head off for a couple of weeks. This months theme is:


Anything related to boys, planes trains automobiles, snips snails puppy dogs tails, sports, tools, baby little big and all grown up boys (men), dirt etc. Hope you can join me, should be fun.

Signups close Sept 20th!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I got some...


These are the ATCs I got from the Young Scrap Birds birds swap for July, aren't they all wicked?!?

And here's a look at one of the ATCs I made for the August butterfly swap:

And here's the shabby inchies I put together for the August PARTY swap:

Anyone interested in doing an inchie swap in September keep an eye out at Young Scrap Birds, I'll be releasing the theme early, before I go away on Saturday!! Hope to see you join in!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


... your cards in the post"

and what to get a dad that's hard to buy for: a giftcard. I hate giving them, but somehow they just make sense... ahhh!

Hope everyone's dad's have an awesome day, remember 1st Sunday of September!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cybercrop challenge...

...over at Young Scrap Birds, using greens, blues and browns predominantly, and a bird somewhere on the LO!! Entries close on Sunday, so hurry get your scrapping butt into gear!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A sneak peak...

... at one of the challenges for the Young Scrap Birds CC starting this Thursday, still time to sign up if you're an 80s/90s born bird!!!

I couldn't wait...

... my first ATCs. Everyone's doing it, seemed like the thing to do! So I'm posting a copy now!

Heaps of fun! Stay tuned for number 2, 'Butterflies' coming soon...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Feeling like a...


Make sure you check out Young Scrap Birds and sign up for the all feathery Bird Cybercrop coming up on 20th August til 23rd August!!

There are some great prizes on offer and the girls are all a whole lotta fun.

Any born in the 80s and 90s pop along and join in!! ♥ ♥ ♥

A special something...

...all about mum.

I made this one for two reasons:

I needed a special page about mum for my fairytale album, and,

I wanted to enter the latest Scrap the Girls challenge.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August brings...

...a little inspiration.

My example for the August Sketch Challenge over at Young Scrap Birds:

Get your entries in by August 31st for your chance to win!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Size counts...

...when it comes to INCHIES!!

Anyone up for a totally wicked inchie swap, come join us over at Young Scrap Birds for the August Inchie Swap themed:


I'll be hosting the shenanigans!

Sign ups close August 20th!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rolling out... pride and joy (for now).

Another for my fairytale album:

Just another day until I get swap happy over at Young Scrap Birds, I'm itching to put up a photo of the ATCs I made for the July ATC Swap, but I will be good and hold out until they get back to everyone.

I have a plan...

To take a gazillion photos of my brothers b'day tomorrow, now just for the execution of it... hmmm...

Then hopefully I can make some wicked LOs of it in the coming months!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, July 27, 2009

In the beginning...

...there was a bolt of inspiration.

Nothing will kickstart your mojo more than a great honour bestowed:

I can't believe my luck.

I am a design team member!!

And I am a design team member of an awesome new community, Young Scrap Birds, catering for generation Y, coz in the end no one else will, LOL!!

So anyone reading born in the totally wicked decades of the 1980s or the 1990s, stop by, sign up and get to know some fellow young scrappers!!

I can't believe how hard it is to come up with a way to celebrate?!?!

My heart says buy supplies, my brain agrees, my wallet screams in pain!!

I've been doing the scrap lately, I've been loving it.

Hey presto:

One for my personal fairytale album:

One for the July sketch challenge over at Young Scrap Birds:

Stay tuned...